The academic year ’75-’76 was notable because Simon spent most of it in France as part of his course, teaching English in a Lycée in Forbach near Strasbourg. We were down to a foursome – could we hack it?
|Winter Term ’75|
|Freshers week||Prof Hunt’s + Chaplaincy Centre Evening |
|Oct 3rd||Balerno, St Mungo’s|
|8th||Hamilton College Freshers Night|
|11th||Aberdeen C.U. Barbecue|
|12th||Leith St Andrews Y.F.|
|25th||Motherwell||— open air|
|26th||Motherwell||— civic centre|
|Nov 2nd||Bathgate, St John’s YF|
|7th||Dick Vet “Outward Axis” Barbecue, Galashiels|
|9th||Auchterarder Annual Youth Rally|
|19th||Stirling Univ C.U.|
|20th||George Sq Bread and Cheese Lunch|
|23rd||Carrick Knowe YF|
|24th||Dunfermline College||(cancelled on arrival)|
|Dec 6th||Willy’s — Glenrothes|
|7th||St Thomas’ Guest Service||(Last of G Bridger) |
|Easter Term ’76|
|Jan 17th||CU Celidh|
|19th||Dunfermline College of Ed|
|31st||North Berwick Pavillion [sic]|
|Feb 2nd||Q. Margs. C.U. meeting||(Talk)|
|28th||Broughty Ferry||(van broke down)|
|Summer Term ’76|
|May 2nd||St Caths. Argyll|
|Summer Vac ’76|
|June 19th – 26th||Swaledale |
|Aug 10th – 14th||St Ninians Crieff|
|14th||Aviemore — Speyside Th.|
|16th – 28th||Netherbow|
 Professor Norman Hunt was the Edinburgh University Christan Union’s Honorary President. He and his wife used to host student gatherings at their rather astonishing house in Ravelston Dykes Road.
 This was at the home and home church of the man who is now Professor William F. Storrar of Princeton University. He was also responsible for our first gig as a fivesome, the “Jesus + Folk” event in the Baird House Common Room.
 Gordon Bridger was the vicar or rector of St Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Corstorphine, a student-friendly church. I think he moved to Norwich.
 Carolyn Dougill, our sound person and sometime girlfriend of Jim, arranged a cottage in Gunnerside in Swaledale for us all to spend a week in (getting Simon back in to harness and working on new material). I remember I got a summer job unexpectedly quickly and could only be there for the weekends.
 St Ninians was a Church of Scotland training centre in Crieff where Jim’s dad was the manager/warden/high heid yin, so Jim managed to find us rehearsal space there.